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'll see. >> you know, bob, the president recording to the new york times, he faces a critical choice. >> the agenda has changed and today the times says he's got to deal with whether he should tackle gunl reform in the next term. >> what does he do, bob? >> well, some deals are going to be made in the back room, frankly. if there's a fiscal cliff deal in the end, it's going to be boehner sitting there to sign onto what the president has proposed. but he's going to move forward with gun control. if you look at the numbers on that issue, if you ask people do you think there should be a lot more gun control, it's a very close question. should we close the gun show loophole? there are big majorities in favor of that. i think the president is going to put it in the state of the union message. i think republicans are going to be in real trouble if they block that. they're going to face the same problem on immigration reform. as we just heard, and i think it's a brilliant analysis, their brand is damaged. but they can't repair their brand with some kind of pr campaign. as i said earlier, th
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gun violence and congressman elect hakeen jeffreys of new york. today, he was appointed to the house judiciary committee which is expected to take up the issue of gun control early next year. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend. >> thank you, reverend sharpton. >> father, why haven't we done more to combat gun violence in this country? >> i think the number one issue is the primary victim of gun violence across america, including chicago, is black and brown. and why black and brown continues to be the victim, america stepped back and said that's an inner city problem. so there hasn't been the out rage. this is a human problem. this is an american problem, as you've said, that we ought to be embarrassed by in this country. that we're trying to bring peace around the country, across the world and not doing it at home. and there's not been out rage. elected officials in congress because we've been duped by an nra who has continued to fear us. guns make money. they are making money off the lives of black and brown children. >> congressman elect jeffreys, you've
carthy and i from new york introduced this bill earlier this session after the terrible shootings in aurora which are right outside my congressional district. we tried to push for this bill. it's only a step of what we need to do, but to be honest, you're never going to stop some seriously deranged person from trying to shoot again. but what you can do is stop them from having these magazines that will kill 26 people in a ten-minute period. and so we're urging -- the bill's ready. we signed up 16 people in one hour this morning. we think that speaker boehner could bring it to the floor this week and show the country that we're really making some positive first steps to keeping these serious, serious weapons out of the hands of people who are criminals or who are seriously mentally ill. >> so you think that it's possible to bring this to the floor of the house this week? >> we could do it. it's been introduced. it's ripe. we have a number of co-sponsors. then the first of the year we're going to work with senator feinstein and others to do a more comprehensive bill to deal with the assault w
say that you need to take this proposal. this was what david burke said in the "new york times" and said if you don't take it, you're going to end up with something much worse. it's a bit of progress that boehner is beginning essentially his opening bid is considered a compromise bid back in 2011. >> now, michelle, the politics of this seems to be potentially disastrous for the republicans. when you look at the fact that 82% of people polled oppose reducing social security benefits, 67% oppose raising medicare eligibility age, meanwhile, 60% support raising taxes on the wealthy. >> it's very important that people think about the fact that in theory americans like small government. but in practice when you start talking about popular programs, they get very, very snippy about you threatening to cut anything. so what we have here is a situation where they've taken -- the republicans have taken away the presidential talking point of, well, republicans don't have a plan. but they have not taken away the talking point of, well, republicans want to cut all this so that they can keep
in a task force against gun violence in new york city right now where we've allotted $5 million to go towards gun violence prevention. in atlanta, they had to shake off the violence campaign where they're working in schools. reverend charles williams has been working on this issue. we have been engaged for many years in dealing with this. >> let me ask you this. you come as the executive director for us with a personal commitment because in our communities of minorities, we have a disproportionate problem of assault weapons and many of it coming from members of our own community. and you've personally had to deal with this? >> well, absolutely. my son's father was murder in the third degreered ten years ago at the hands of an illegal weapon. and i also deal with victims through my work on a consistent basis. >> i've been working recently with the mother of floyd morgan and his moether and 10-year-old sister. there's a real human side and we cannot allow politics to get in the way and money that is being sent all around. that is the real, only meaningful contribution that the nra and o
. but on the other side, the "new york times" says today that boehner has consolidated his grip on republicans in the house. the times says many house republicans appear to view mr. boehner with the same sort of respect that a dark children award their parents for the sage counsel they ignored in their younger days. many members realize they have little choice left but to support him. for those few that palin is referring to, there's a collision course here in the republican party. >> that's right. and part of that reason is because they can count. they can count and they also have -- they can count into the future. they have 18 months. and 18 months is not a long way off. and people have spoken in significant numbers that if you have the same ideology, the same extremists -- and that's the other thing that we should watch -- who replaces demint in south carolina? it will be interesting to see if it will be someone as extreme as demint was or someone more moderate. i would say that you were 100% right. there is a civil war going on among the leadership. remember, the leader used to brag about
in mind, edith windsor is legally married. she was legally married in canada. she lives in new york for marriage equality where it's legal. her suit against the united states isn't asking to be legally married. it's to have the federal government recognize her legal marriage. >> right. >> vis-a-vis the internal revenue service. because when her partner of 42 years died, she owed $363,000 in federal estate taxes that she would not have to pay if her spouse had been a man. >> and that's a great point because she was legally married in canada, lived in a state that marriage equality is legal. so we're not asking in this case for them to affirm the marriage. it's just for them to affirm where she is legally married that the federal government has to respect that, rich around. >> yes, that's true. but i think that the big picture we want to emphasize today is that we are at the beginning of the end of this struggle perhaps. >> right. >> and that these cases are perhaps among the most historic that any of these justices will ever decide because they are defining right before our very eyes
some function up in new york and said that is he base. that is the base of the republican party. the uber wealthy. the coke brothers and all of those that fall in that upper echelon. they're getting a tax cut already with the president when he's given in and raised it to 400,000. the wealthy will pay the old rat rates on their first $400,000 of income. this whole thing of millionaires is absurd. and the president went far enough to 400,000. the idea was that the wealthy should sacrifice, too. the people who depend on government services would have sacrificed through the sequester. but the people who benefitted the most, the wealthy, should pay something. when you get into 400,000, you're talking about the wealthy. >> governor rendell, the repercussions are already apparent when you see dow jones closed down near 121 points today after the plan b failure. the ramifications of this will only get worse if we go over the cliff. you have governed in pennsylvania. you have been known to sit people down and make deals and make people come together. can a deal be made here? can this be
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